Research course

Transport Studies

University of Leeds · Institute for Transport Studies

Entry requirements

A first class or good second-class honours degree and/or a Masters degree or equivalent. For PhDs a Masters degree in an aspect of transportation is desirable but not essential.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Join us for our Transport Studies Open Day.

The Institute for Transport Studies is one of the world’s largest and most successful groupings of transport researchers, with a track record going back more than 40 years.

The aim of ITS is to advance the understanding of worldwide transport issues, by teaching and research activities which develop the necessary skills and best practice in the planning, design, operation, and use of transport systems.

Department specialisms

ITS currently has 5 Research Groups: Safety, Networks, Traffic Environment & Informatics, Economics & Behaviour, Transport Policy & Appraisal.

Information for international students

Proficiency in English language is essential (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). For information about studying and living in Leeds see our website.

Fees and funding

A number of university and/or departmental scholarships are available for UK, EU and international students (see

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


part time
3+ months
full time
3 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Admissions
0113 343 5326